Harris Mier and Finn Birnie Compete at English Schools Athletics Championships

Harris Mier and Finn Birnie competed at the English Schools Athletics Championships at Gateshead, Newcastle last weekend. 

Finn, who earlier in the year won the English Schools Cross Country Team Cup race, unfortunately did not qualify for the Intermediate Boys 1500m final, but was running against a number of athletes a year older than him and he will have another opportunity at this age group next year.

Harris, who earned England Cross Country team selection earlier in the year and who is the current national schools cross country champion, finished second in his Junior Boys 1500m heat, which earned him a place in the 12 man final. He ran a superb race in the final to finish sixth in a time of 4.11 mins, which was a new personal best performance by a clear 2 seconds.